Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Monday, December 8, 2014

8 December. Day of Remembrance: 1662 Book of Common Prayer: Nativity of the Virgin Mary

8 December.  Day of Remembrance: 1662 Book of Common Prayer:  Nativity of the Virgin Mary

Very poor article, but we note it for the record. The day is noted in the BCP and we do remember the Incarnation over and over--daily, e.g. Magnificat. The subject occurs in the Reformed Confessions as well.

Conception of the Virgin Mary; a festival connected with the Nativity of the Virgin Mary; a part of the same growth of the idea of the Immaculate Conception. Like that festival, it was earlier in the East than in the West; said to have been introduced into England by St. Anselm; but not held of obligation till the 15th century. -- December 8th.

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